Pedlow (who’s been cast in the role of Ophelia in a new version from the Denver Center Theatre Company) notes that she’s invited her father, which is a huge mark of approval. “This production is going to focus on why this story has become so fascinating and beloved — why our English-speaking culture has become obsessed with this story,” she explains. “It’s a very exciting, interesting, funny, aggressive, dangerous story — and sometimes it can get bogged down in thought and academia. But this production moves at the speed of light. The immediacy and action will be very present — nothing boring or slow, nothing too intellectual that will make you feel distance from the story. No complications; no setting on Mars; no weird choices.”
Hamlet opens tonight at the Stage Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, and runs through February 23; tickets, $36 to $46, can be purchased at 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org.
Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 1:30 p.m.; Tuesdays-Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.; Feb. 7-8, 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m. Starts: Jan. 24. Continues through Feb. 23, 2014